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Calophyllum inophyllum L.

Common name

English: Alexandrian Laurel , Ballnut

German: Rosenholz

Mandarin: 红厚壳 (hong hou ke)

Portuguese: Calófilo, Tamanu


Kingdom: Plantae (2335)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2237)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1893)

      Order: Theales (13)

        Family: Clusiaceae (11) (family description)

          Genus: Calophyllum (1)

           Epithet: inophyllum L. (1)

Synonyms: Calophyllum bingator Roxb., Calophyllum blumei Wight

blumei => in honor of Karl Ludwig Blume (1796-1862), German born Dutch botanist who travelled and worked in Java

inophyllum => ino is fiber; phyllum is leaves


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Calophyllum inophyllum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI


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